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Drink and be merry at The Rail, Turlock’s newest bar

Drink and be merry at The Rail, Turlock’s newest bar

Name: The Rail

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 9:33 p.m.
CSUS online MBA affordable option for students, finds foundation

CSUS online MBA affordable option for students, finds foundation

Although only in its third academic year, the Online Master of Business Administration degree program at California State University, Stanislaus has already been ranked No. 28 out of 500 online MBA programs by the Affordable Colleges Foundation.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 9:27 p.m.
Groundwater focus of hydrologist presentation

Groundwater focus of hydrologist presentation

With the state facing one of the most severe droughts on record, recognizing groundwater as one of the state’s most important natural resource is critical.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 9:24 p.m. | Updated: nov. 26, 2014 9:24 p.m.
Julien Elementary earns recognition for Red Ribbon Week efforts

Julien Elementary earns recognition for Red Ribbon Week efforts

With the conclusion of a successful 29th Annual National Red Ribbon Week, the Stanislaus County Office of Education announced that Turlock's Julien Elementary School earned first place in the elementary school division for their 2014 Best Decorated-Most Spirited Schools contest.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 9:23 p.m. | Updated: nov. 26, 2014 9:24 p.m.
Twice the ice

Twice the ice

Ice skating is back and in full swing for the second year in a row at Fields of Ice, but now there is twice the ice.  With a rink 120 feet by 80 feet, locals of all ages can rent some skates and hit the rink.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 9:22 p.m.
Hilmar Forest, Oregon farms grow holiday tradition

Hilmar Forest, Oregon farms grow holiday tradition

Ready or not the holiday season has officially arrived — and so have the Christmas trees.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 9:21 p.m.
Businesses urge shoppers to keep it local this holiday season

Businesses urge shoppers to keep it local this holiday season

The words “buy local” have been promoted across the state and country over the past few years and there is no better day to head the command than on Small Business Saturday.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 9:20 p.m.
TUSD makes honor roll for honors courses

TUSD makes honor roll for honors courses

For the past five years, Turlock Unified School District has been significantly increasing and enhancing Advanced Placement courses at Turlock High School and Pitman High School. This effort has not gone unrecognized as the school district was recently honored on the College Board’s 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 9:20 p.m.
Locals collect winter gear for Iraqi refugees

Locals collect winter gear for Iraqi refugees

On a long table in a back room at the Assyrian American Civic Club volunteer Melinda Khubiar is busy sorting through winter wear that could soon prove to be life-saving equipment for the Christians seeking refuge in the mountainous regions of Iraq.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 10:08 p.m. | Updated: nov. 25, 2014 10:08 p.m.
Mother spends first Thanksgiving with family after deportation

Mother spends first Thanksgiving with family after deportation

When the Chaparro family celebrates Thanksgiving on Thursday, there will be a special thanks said by the Turlock family for the presence of their matriarch Maria Isabel Chaparro’s presence at the table.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 10:07 p.m.
Police seek information on rape suspect

Police seek information on rape suspect

A 44-year-old woman reported to the Turlock Police Department that she was snatched at knifepoint from Donnelly Park and sexually assaulted in a nearby alley by an unknown assailant Sunday.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 5:41 p.m.
Small beautification project will go long way

Small beautification project will go long way

There is no questioning that the weedy area behind Denair’s Jack W. Lytton Stadium on Monte Vista Avenue is overdue for a makeover.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 5:04 p.m.
Man hit with axe handle

Man hit with axe handle

The Turlock Police Department is seeking a man wanted for hitting another man with an axe handle.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 4:56 p.m. | Updated: nov. 25, 2014 4:57 p.m.
Police nab suspected purse snatcher

Police nab suspected purse snatcher

The Turlock Police Department has taken a woman into custody on the allegations she injured an elderly woman during a robbery outside a Turlock restaurant.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 4:59 p.m.
Vandalism leads to drug charges

Vandalism leads to drug charges

The Turlock Police Department arrested two men on vandalism and drug possession charges after an officer saw one of the suspects spray painting a downtown building.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 4:58 p.m.
Event proves readers are rock stars

Event proves readers are rock stars

With the ever increasing prominence of technology, it is easy to believe that children are not reading as much as they used to. However, with results of the Abundant Books for Children Project’s October reading event in hand, director Susan Neufeld has proof that this is not entirely true.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 4:19 p.m.
It's all about the pie

It's all about the pie

Amelia and Xavier Bettencourt are used to being in the kitchen so perhaps it’s no surprise that they took second place in the annual pumpkin pie contest to benefit the United Samaritans Foundation – except for the fact that they are nine and six years old, respectively.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 3:08 p.m.
TID proposes irrigation rate increase for 2015

TID proposes irrigation rate increase for 2015

No one likes to pay more — not for food, Christmas presents or irrigation water. The Turlock Irrigation District, however, is hoping to convince its irrigation customers that a proposed rate increase that will more than double irrigation rates for the 2015 season is necessary for the health of the district.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 2:49 p.m.
Vito Chiesa: Working to keep counties united

Vito Chiesa: Working to keep counties united

Communication and collaboration – these are the two main principles Stanislaus County Supervisor Vito Chiesa spoke of during his swearing in as president of the California State Association of Counties last week.

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Posted: nov. 24, 2014 6:26 p.m.
Creating fruitcake fans one batch at a time

Creating fruitcake fans one batch at a time

Those who claim to not like fruitcakes have probably never tried one of Betty Bradbury’s delectable desserts.

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Posted: nov. 24, 2014 4:59 p.m.
Feast breakdown

Feast breakdown

 

 

It is that time of year where savvy shoppers line the grocery store aisles looking for the best deals on everything from turkeys and green beans to pumpkin filling. However, this year even the average shopper won’t have to worry about forking over too many dollars before grabbing their fork at the table since it costs less than $5 a person for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, according to the annual American Farm Bureau Federation’s survey.

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Posted: nov. 24, 2014 4:45 p.m.
Winter storm information

Winter storm information

The City of Turlock provides several proactive and reactive approaches for dealing with storm related problems such as flooding, water storage and contingency planning. During storm events, many problems may occur. Some of these problems are merely inconveniences while others pose serious threats to safety or property. If you have a storm related problem, you can contact Municipal Services at 668-5590. To report problems after normal business hours or on holidays, call Police Services at 668-1200.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 9:03 p.m.
Little change to county’s unemployment rate

Little change to county’s unemployment rate

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in October, but continued to remain at a low level not seen in the area since the Great Recession.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 8:34 p.m.
Opening up the table this holiday season

Opening up the table this holiday season

When I think of Thanksgiving I think of communion. Not the formal process of partaking in the bread and wine at a place of worship, but rather the more colloquial use of the term: sharing a meal, breaking bread, eating. Thanksgiving is a time to commune with our friends and family and I found myself thinking of food differently after spending the afternoon in the kitchen of local chef Dana Johnson while cooking up a Thanksgiving spread for our most recent episode of Studio 209.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 8:32 p.m.

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